17 Sep 2015
Emily Davison, 21, joined ITV This Morning presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield at the settee these days (17 September) to discuss how her information canine Unity helps her succeed in her targets. During her discuss with to the studio, Emily additionally met Clover – the display’s resident information canine pet who's being adopted thru pet coaching.
On are living TV, Emily spoke about her devotion to proving that sight loss isn't any barrier to reaching what you need to in lifestyles – and having a look just right whilst doing it. As smartly as graduating from Goldsmith University in English Literature remaining week, and lately making ready to check an MA in Children’s literature, she has additionally constructed an web following thru her in style weblog, FashionEyesta, which goals to make style extra available to other folks with sight loss.
Emily used to be born with an extraordinary scientific situation referred to as septo optic dysplaysia, which impacts early mind construction, and other folks with the illness regularly revel in sight loss. The 21-year-old spent a lot of her youth, teenage and younger grownup lifestyles in clinic having operations and exams, and taking huge quantities of medicine simply to deal with her well being. She is now utterly blind in her proper eye, and has handiest 10% imaginative and prescient in her left.
In spite of her situation, Emily has at all times remained constructive, cheerful, outgoing and maximum of all, made up our minds. She persisted years of bullying and mock from fellow faculty pupils, however fairly than sitting round feeling sorry for herself, Emily spent her lifestyles at house finding out. She received a complete scholarship to check her level in English literature at Goldsmiths University.
In July 2012, Emily used to be partnered along with her liked information canine, Unity. Emily’s lifestyles modified eternally, as Unity gave her the braveness to develop from power to power. Unity allowed Emily to start out a brand new bankruptcy of independence, as she used to be in a position to trip all over to investigate subjects for her weblog.
And when she isn't finding out or running a blog, Emily and Unity are common Guide Dogs volunteers, giving up her time to assist us carry the profile of our life-changing paintings. The pair are the celebs of our interactive YouTube video concerning the risks of quiet electrical and hybrid automobiles for other folks with sight loss (and all pedestrians). This dynamic duo also are supporting Guide Dogs Week 2015 by way of making a chain of vlogs, with subjects following the week’s theme of ‘Let’s Glow’ – so neon hair, makeup and garments will all characteristic!